The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Scholarship Opportunities

NSHSS works to continuously provide scholarship opportunities to our members to defray the costs associated with college and life-changing educational programs. A variety of scholarships are available for high school students to support college tuition at the accredited college or university of the member’s choosing, study abroad programs and special leadership and skills development programs through NSHSS partners. 

College members also have access to scholarships to further support their collegiate studies, as well as opportunities to attend exclusive conferences such as Clinton Global Initiative University and the annual Nobel Prize week festivities in Stockholm, Sweden.  

NSHSS is a long-time member and supporter of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), a nonprofit, membership association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation,, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Scholarship America to facilitate the creation of scholarship best practices, encourage professional development and to establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers.

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Scholarship updates are posted monthly in our newsletter Scholarship Updates article and weekly during the academic year in our "Scholarship Sunday" postings on our facebook page. As scholarships open, they are posted online in your member dashboard under "Apply for Scholarships" once you are logged in. Be sure to set your contact preferences on your member profile to allow communication from NSHSS in order to have scholarship details sent to you.

For most scholarships, you will need to include a personal statement; resume of honors, awards, leadership activities, extracurricular activities, and community service; educator recommendation; transcript, and photo. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, you may submit one transcript and recommendation to use for multiple scholarships. The educator recommendation form is online and the link is provided in the scholarship applications. Review all guidelines for particular scholarships before submitting the application.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying Scholarship 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The $2500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tia Tula Language Study in Spain

Tía Tula Spanish School Scholarship for NSHSS Members Dates: July 5 - August 1, 2015. Tía Tula is the perfect place to learn Spanish. Situated in downtown Salamanca, Tía Tula Spanish School is a teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad throughout the year. The institute is offering one tuition-based scholarship to the Intensive Spanish Language Course during four weeks. The school will sponsor the tuition of four hours daily of Spanish lessons and the arrangement of housing with a host family, which includes full board and single room, for the duration of the four-week program. See the General Conditions about the drawing and the scholarship below the application for the scholarship. All applicants are welcome to Tía Tula, no matter your level of Spanish To view the full range of courses visit: For more information please e-mail Apply for scholarship

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

NSHSS STEM Scholarships 2015

Five $1,000 college scholarships for NSHSS high school seniors graduating in 2015 planning to major in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including any area related to the medical field. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor.

Monday, March 2, 2015

CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris 2015

10 full scholarships of $1,200 for NSHSS high school members enrolled in the CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris. Students must pre-enroll in London program to participate in the Paris trip and all members receive a $500 partial scholarship for the London program and $300 for the Paris trip. Apply for the Paris trip full scholarship in the member dashboard by March 2, 2015. First, apply for the London program directly at with your NSHSS member number. This pre-college summer program offers college level courses, daily cultural activities in London, with excursions to Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, and Bath. All NSHSS members enrolled in the London program receive a full scholarship ($500) for the optional SAT/ACT prep course.

Friday, March 13, 2015

UPS Scholars Award Program

The UPS Scholars Award Program supports five (5) $1,000 college scholarships based on UPS’ core values of integrity and excellence, innovation, helping others through community involvement and humanitarian efforts, and supporting the overall well-being of people worldwide. The scholarships are administered by the NSHSS Foundation and are being awarded to help encourage and recognize young leaders in their schools and communities and to help invest in their higher education. Eligible applicants are high school seniors graduating in 2015 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application is open to students worldwide. Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The scholarship funding is for the freshman year in college and is non-renewable. Application Requirements: Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application: A. Who has inspired you to abide by one or more of the UPS core values listed above and in what ways? B. What does the word "integrity" mean to you and how have you demonstrated your definition of integrity in your school and or community? Transcript Educator recommendation Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities Photo Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

NSHSS Native American Scholar Awards

Three $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS high school juniors and seniors who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Requirements include a resume, transcript, recommendation, photo, personal statement, and the name and email address of your high school principal and counselor. This scholarship also requires documentation of Native American heritage. You may trace Native American Ancestry at this link:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships 2015

$1,000-$5,000 scholarships open to NSHSS high school juniors & seniors. A minimum of 10 applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship; 75 applicants will be selected for $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2015 The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, resume, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & resume may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires up to 500 words describing how you hope to make a positive impact on society and how your college plans should help you on your journey.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards 2015

One $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and a $1,000 scholarship for the top four finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities. Deadline to apply: March 20, 2015. The awards are for the freshman year of college. Apply online in the member dashboard when the application opens. You may cancel the application before submitting but once submitted, it is closed for editing. Requirements: personal statement, list of service activities, educator recommendation submitted online by the recommender, transcript, and a color photo. The statement & service activities may be uploaded or copied and pasted into the application. The transcript may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed. The personal statement requires you to discuss the volunteer project which you feel most benefited both you and the recipients in about 500 words, and also how and why you became involved in the project, what it entailed, and what have been the results.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards 2015

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, NSHSS Advisory Board Member, for NSHSS college students to participate in international study during college. The funds can be used for college tuition, books, and expenses. Funds will be distributed to the recipient’s university upon confirmation of enrollment in a study abroad program.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2015

Twenty-five $250 cash awards to recognize NSHSS members who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from the college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award. Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website. All entries must be submitted by May 1, 2015. Submissions will not be returned. Essays may be submitted online or via email. Regardless of submission method, all applicants must submit an online application to be considered for these awards. Methods of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application or email it to: with NSHSS Academic Paper Awards in the subject line. You will need to provide the title of the paper, name of the class, term/year when the class was taken, and the name and contact information of the teacher who assigned the paper. Apply online in the member dashboard: Deadline to submit: May 1, 2015 For questions, please contact

Friday, June 12, 2015

Macquarie University NSHSS Tuition Scholarship

The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University. The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2015 (July start date). Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas: In accordance with the NSHSS founding values and Macquarie University’s programs, the following areas have been identified as priority areas for the scholarship: Master of International Relations Master of International Communications Master of International Public Diplomacy Master of Environment Bachelor of International Studies Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Bachelor of Arts in International Communications Bachelor of Environment Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however, other areas will be considered. Requirements: Students must be a NSHSS member and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Georgetown College Tuition Scholarships

Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $17, 500 and is renewable for four years. Eligibility: Must be a member of NSHSS; Apply and be admitted to Georgetown College by February 1st of your senior year. 3.6 unweighted High School GPA. contact: Georgetown College 1-800-788-9985

Sunday, March 1, 2015

AFS-USA Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS Study Abroad Scholarship 2015 AFS-USA offers a $50 application fee discount for NSHSS members, as well as a $500 program tuition discount toward any year, semester or summer study abroad program. NSHSS members should use promo code "NSHSS" when applying to receive their discount. Additionally, AFS-USA and NSHSS also awards one merit-based scholarship that covers full tuition costs for any summer program, a unique opportunity worth up to $9,400. Applicants will respond to the following questions: "In what ways do you think studying abroad will help you become a more engaged world citizen?" Feel free to consider these prompts for your response: · What is one skill that you hope to learn while abroad? How will it help you contribute to the global community? · Describe one lesson you have learned through interaction with a diverse group of people, or from being in an environment that was outside of your comfort zone. How has it impacted you? · Describe a time when you felt that having a better understanding of cultural differences would have helped you or someone you know deal with a conflict. Submissions must be no more than one page, 12 pt font. Students will be asked to have started an AFS study abroad application prior to applying to the scholarship, and must have submitted their AFS study abroad application by the time of the scholarship deadline of March 1, 2015,in order to be considered as a winner.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Semester at Sea 2015

Semester at Sea waives the $50 non-refundable application fee for NSHSS members. NSHSS also awards an around-the-world travel/study program scholarship, an amazing opportunity worth up to $20,000.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Envision Leadership Program 2015

Five full tuition scholarships for the Envision summer leadership and career program of your choice. All members receive a $200 tuition discount by enrolling on the Envision/NSHSS webpage and including your NSHSS Membership Identification Number.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NOLS Scholarships 2015

The National Outdoor Leadership School provides two full tuition scholarships for NSHSS members to attend NOLS summer courses. All NSHSS members receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses, and the standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Australian Internships 2015

An opportunity for NSHSS college members and recent college graduates to participate in an internship in Australia through our partner Australian Internships, (AI), recognized as the market leader in career development programs for international candidates.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Princeton Review 2015

Three $1,000 college scholarships provided by the Princeton Review for NSHSS high school seniors and college freshmen.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSHSS Ambassador Awards 2015

Ten $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS Ambassadors who exhibit specific ways in which they have represented NSHSS and helped to build a positive global community.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarships 2015

Two $2,500 scholarships for NSHSS college members pursuing a major and career in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics).

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Trinity College Young Leaders 2015

An opportunity to attend a one week leadership program at Trinity College in Melbourne, Australia. The video competition awards program tuition, room and board, excursions, and pickup to and from the airport in Melbourne.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A & F Global Diversity & Leadership Awards 2015

Abercrombie & Fitch provides ten $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors exploring their perspectives on the theme of diversity and inclusion.

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